I'm working on my personal statement- "life journey" (their description) and I'm wondering what exactly I should include in it? Should it be everything except my research interests?- i.e. volunteering, clinical experience, education history? This is the only school that has them separated (most schools that I applied to have an optional personal statement where you can explain any exceptional hardships) and its a really research oriented PhD program so I'm hesitant to sound too excited about my clinical experiences...but then what should I be writing about??? I'd appreciate any insight people may have! Thanks!